Avocado Trees
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Pruning avocado houseplant from seed

Zone 12771 | Anonymous added on September 20, 2019 | Answered

My avocado plant is one year old grown from the pit and is now 4 feet tall with a dozen leaves up the trunk but hasn’t branched out. What can I do to encourage branches? Thanks in advance

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 22, 2019

You can cut off about a third of the height and it should start to branch. When the branches reach about 8 inches you can pinch off the growing tips to further aid in branching.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/avocado/pruning-avocado-trees.htm

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